Examining the effects of a reformed junior high school science class on students' math achievement

Though national standards emphasize the importance of connections between math and science, few empirical studies exist to support the notion that student achievement increases from such integration. This paper examines an eighth-grade science class that integrated mathematics into science through the use of technology. In a setting of action research, the effects of such integration were examined. This paper reports that integrating mathematics into the science class positively affected students' achievement in their math class and describes the circumstances under which the integration occurred.

Author: 
Judson, E., & Sawada, D.
Year: 
2000
Source: 
School Science and Mathematics, Vol. 100 (8), 419-425.
Type: 
Related Research
Content Area: 
math
science
Grade Level: 
middle school
secondary
IDEA Disability Category: 
autism
emotional disturbance
major-other health impairment
specific learning disability
speech or language impairment
Instructional Support: 
electronic references and resources
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